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Quotes from Musicians or Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sayclean, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Sayclean


    Jul 26, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    What was your most memorable quote or quotes from a bassist or musician that has inspired you ?
  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    "Just because the bass has a traditional role to fulfill, that doesn't mean you have to fulfill it in the traditional manner." Jack Bruce

    That gave me freedom and a solid grounding to combine what I love about fundamental players Luke Duck Dunn, Carl Radle, et. al. and others like Bruce, Cassidy, etc.

  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Augusta GA
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    From a drummer of my acquaintance - Don't let what you want to make happen interfere with what is actually happening.
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  4. Guitarist, after gig: 'Here's your money' :hyper:
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Not that this one "inspired" me, but one of the most memorable bassist quotes for sure:

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  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Yeah, that’s a variant on “A good friend will help you move, a great friend will help you move a dead body”. Dead men tell no tales.
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